Buddha Bar in Krasnoyarsk have fined for insulting the feelings of believers, and obliged to change the sign
In Krasnoyarsk institution of the world-famous restaurant chain Buddha Bar recognized guilty of insulting the feelings of Buddhists of Kalmykia, Tuva and Buryatia, was ordered to pay a fine of 30 thousand rubles, to change the name and remove the images of Buddhist deities. This was announced by the representative of cafe Natalia Myazina in Facebook.
By results of check the Prosecutor’s office found in this bar, Krasnoyarsk violation of administrative law on “deliberate public desecration of religious or liturgical literature, objects of religious veneration, signs or emblems of ideological symbols and paraphernalia,” reports “Siberian news Agency”.
In early November Myazina said in social networks that at the bar where she works, the Supervisory authority complained a resident of St. Petersburg, which, in particular, are outraged by the name of the institution and the image of Buddha in the interior.
In early November, the Prosecutor’s office of the Kemerovo region according to the results of a similar audit conducted in the Novokuznetsk Buddha Bar, found that in the interior a used “religious symbol – the statue of Buddha”, the restaurant “sold alcohol and tobacco products, entertainment evenings, dancers performing belly dancing, including on the background of the Buddha statue,” and the photos from these events are placed in the Network.
The Prosecutor’s office considered that the placement of such photos “with a picture of a Buddha statue in a place of entertainment is negative in relation to the religious beliefs of individuals practicing Buddhism is to them insulting religious feelings”. The restaurant management has written to the Prosecutor about elimination of the revealed violations.
According to media reports, previously, similar claims were faced Buddha Bar in Tyumen. After 2013 the school was renamed the “Buddha tea”, Buddhist symbols removed.
However, the Network for several months collecting signatures on an online petition demanding the ban of “Buddha-bar” across Russia.
Buddha Bar is a global chain of restaurants. According to the official websiteof the institution with the same name is in London, Paris, Monaco, Prague, Budapest, Cairo, Tbilisi. There is also Buddha Bar in Ukraine in Beirut, Azerbaijan, UAE, India, Mexico and the Philippines. In Russia, “Buddha-bars” operate in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Yakutsk, Rostov, Orenburg, Tyumen, Taganrog, Krasnoyarsk, Novokuznetsk, Mines and other cities. In addition, in the Crimea there is a beach club with a similar name – Buddha Beach.